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Mar 22

Violence and Non-Violence, Once Again

The discussion/argument over “non-violence” is tired. It is a fight one can never really win because we don’t get to define what “violence” is. Power defines it.

The following is the best thing I have read about “violence” & “non-violence” and it relates directly to police and social control.

On Violence and Non-Violence, Once Again: Lessons from Recent Political Developments on the Berkeley Campus (Part 1)

what remains in the category of “non-violence” according to the rationality of the police, it is the absolute, uncritical obedience to their authority… 

in short, “non-violence” according to the police means the uncritical compliance with the growing arbitrary power of the sovereign.

Oct 30

The Oakland General Strike will demonstrate the wide reaching implications of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The entire world is fed up with the huge disparity of wealth caused by the present system. Now is the time that the people are doing something about it.The Oakland General Strike is a warning shot to the 1% – their wealth only exists because the 99% creates it for them.